The CCRI was one of several European partners researching into good practice in food production and consumption in urban areas as part of a major European Commission food project, Supurbfood which ran from 2012 to 2015.
In November 2008, the CCRI formed part of a successful consortium to win another research framework project FP7 CAPRI-RD which started in March 2009 and completed in 2013.
This project focused on the economic impact of locally focussed community development initiatives.
Professor Janet Dwyer, Dr John Powell and Dr Paul Courtney undertook some research for the Ministry of Resources and Rural Affairs in Malta.
The project aimed to establish a baseline for the assessment of community boundaries in Gloucestershire, to enable service providers to take into account such ‘natural communities’ in the delivery of their services.
‘In conversation with… : Co-designing with more-than-human communities’ – Funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
This project aimed to explore how both research and community might be rethought within a 'more-than-human' framework.
The CRRI, on behalf of the National Heritage Academy (South West), undertook research to establish the supply of, and demand for, heritage building skills in Gloucestershire.
This study was commissioned by English Heritage and Cadw in 2007 to provide Government and its agencies at all spatial levels with a research programme to enable the socio-economic benefits of heritage in the National Parks to be recognised, measured and evaluated in an academically sound and rigorous way.
In January 2008 the CCRI secured a two-month project to advise the Commission for Rural Communities (CRC) about the policy implications of the post-modern countryside.